Which irons won't you play and why?



  • reider69reider69 Members Posts: 615 ✭✭
    I wont play a company's irons unless their name ends in O.
    Mizuno ST190 - Kuro Kage Silver Tini 70X
    Cobra BioCell+ - Matrix Ozik Red Tie 6Q3 X
    Cobra BioCell 3-4 Hybrid - Aldila Rogue Black 85 X
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 4-G, KBS C Taper Lite X
    Ping Glide Stealth 2.0 - 54 and 58 - Modus 105X
    Callaway Xforged - 64 degrees
    Lajosi DD201 Proto
  • Dando1975Dando1975 Members Posts: 7 ✭✭

    as someone brought up playing blades I cant imagine I would ever use anything but blades.

    Hybrids are one club that I've never gotten on with as they just don't suit my eye. I prefer to use 3, 5 woods or a 2 iron

  • bfp9bfp9 Members Posts: 7 ✭✭

    Ping and PXG Irons.

    Cannot stand the way they look looking down at them. I own 0311 Gen 1s and they will be sold here quickly.

    The offset is atrocious to me. Granted, I'm not sure what I was thinking when I bought them or what my expectations were coming from OG Nike Blades, but whoa, not good.

    Callaway woods is another. I play Cobra woods and love them.

  • Callaway ManCallaway Man Lefty Boomers Posts: 238 ✭✭

    Taylormade clubs, just never liked the look/feel of them. Titleist woods just don't feel solid to me either. Also avoid any set that claims distance gains for each club when they're just changing the lofts. Last one really limits my options.

    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 9º - Project X HZRDUS T1100 6.5
    Callaway X Forged UT 18º - Tensei Pro White 100TX
    Callaway X Prototype Raw 4-PW - Project X 6.5
    Callaway MD4 52º 56º - DG S400
    Callaway PM Grind 60º 64º - DG S400
    Odyssey Black Series 1
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Allez Allez Allez Minnesota, USAMembers Posts: 6,269 ✭✭

    Titleist fits the #1 slot for me. They're the ultimate smoke and mirrors company as far as I'm concerned. Pretentious is another good word. Almost a cult.

    PXG is another that I won't touch. Not even with a biosuit.

    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Cobra King LTD, ProtoPype 80x or RIP 80x, 43.5" -or- SuperDeep 9.5*, ProtoPype 80x or NV85x, 43.5"
    3w: Cobra King LTD, Motore F1 85 X, 42.5"
    1 iron: Maxfli Revolution, DGS400
    2-PW, Golden Ram Tour Grind, Dynamic S
    SW: Ram Tour Grind Feel Matched 58*, DGS
    Putter: Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.5", PP58 midsize grip
    (Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35" -or- Mizuno TPM-2, 35" as backups)
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Urethane, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar/ZStar XV, Snell MTB Black... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time
    Shoes by True Linkswear
  • balls_deepballs_deep Members Posts: 551 ✭✭

    Taylormade.. owned Speedblades as my first set. Hate their marketing, customer service, and release cycle. Hate lots of offset and excessive chunk. Hate loud badging.

    Cobra F9 Speedback 9° Tour Spec Atmos Black 6x
    Titleist 917F2 15.75° Aldila Rogue Black 70s
    Titleist 816H1 20° & 23° Accra FX200H M4
    Titleist 716 T-MB 4-5 (.5 long 2 flat) Modus 120x
    Titleist 716 CB 6-PW (.5 long 2 flat) Modus 120x
    Vokey SM7 50F 54S 58D S200
    Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2 350g 34.5"
    Pro V1x

    Currently - 8.7
  • PersimmonEraPersimmonEra Members Posts: 51 ✭✭

    Nike. But since they no longer make clubs I have to say Throwaway (Callaway).

    Ping G30 10.5 degrees - Tour Shaft
    Ping G30 18.5 degrees - Tour Shaft
    Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees
    Ben Hogan TK 50 degrees
    Cleveland Rotex 2.0 56 and 60 degrees
    Ping Sigma G Anser
    TaylorMade Project A
    Wilson Duo Spin (rain and/or cold)
  • ChazbChazb Members Posts: 914 ✭✭

    PXG,because I can’t afford them.

  • brianmontgomery2000brianmontgomery2000 Dayton, OhioMembers Posts: 769 ✭✭

    Less a brand for me and more a look -- can't seem to ever hit SGI very well. Started with 3-5-7-9 blade starter set and then Ping Eye2 like forever. I've played some version of a cavity back, but don't like to see any of the irons "backside" at address.

    Ping G400 Max, 9.5, Tour 65 S
    Cobra AMP Cell 3+ (13)
    Taylormade RBZ 3HL (17)
    Wishon 775HS 3Hyb (21) - Modus 120X
    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged (5-G) - Modus 120X
    Mizuno S18 - 56 & 60 - Modus 120X
    Odyssey Sabertooth

  • RuffingItRuffingIt Members Posts: 154 ✭✭

    i can't stand Callaway irons, especially the 'X' design features, dating all the way back to the X22 irons. X here, X there. Make sure it looks like an X on the back. Gawd awful cavity design. Epic Rogue woods i actually liked. But the color scheme for the Epic Flash...barf. Also also...the Callaway logo and branding just has no feng shui to me. I use to be anti-Ping just because they seem to be old ****, no style clubs. But the putter, and then woods changed that for me. Still on the fence about the iblades and i210.

    Ping G400 LST 8.5˚ (Kuro Kage Silver Tini X)
    Ping G410 3 wood (Ping Tour stiff)
    Nike vr pro ltd 5 wood (UST Mamiya VTS 85S silver)
    Nike vr pro combo 3-PW (S300)
    Nike Engage 55˚ss, 60˚ds
    Ping Karsten TR Anser 5 33"

    in rotation
    Nike Method Origin B2-01 33" / Nike Method Matter B2-01 33"
  • mowakebummowakebum Mowakebum Members Posts: 52 ✭✭

    Ping Irons... it’s the notch in the in head. Yes I know I can’t see it at address. But I can see it in the bag and it drives me crazy.

  • FlyingLaw1FlyingLaw1 MOMembers Posts: 823 ✭✭

    I've always avoided Taylormade. Don't like the marketing.

    Having said that... I'm not really "against" them. I want to play whatever is best for me. Don't really care what brand it is... Though Probably wouldn't by PXG cause... $300 a club? Nah...

  • JAMH03JAMH03 Members Posts: 434 ✭✭

    If a Titleist iron doesn't look like a Buick or wasn't designed by Art Chou, I don't want anything to do with it.
    These are nice.

    Comparisons are odious.

  • T.B.T.B. Members Posts: 158 ✭✭

    Callaway. When I was young it seemed every older gentleman was putting them in there bag and making the game easier. Now that I’m older i use game improvement irons,, but still stay away from callaway

  • mwink822mwink822 Members Posts: 2,577 ✭✭

    Ping and Callaway...just too chunky. I will say, however, that I do really dig the look of the Callaway Apex MB.

    Titleist 917D3 9.5* Aldila Rogue Silver 80 Tour X 125 MSI
    Titleist 915 Fd 13.5* Diamana S+ 80X (rotates in and out based on course played)
    Titleist 917F2 18* (turned down to 17.25*) Aldila Rogue Black 80X 95 MSI
    3-P Mizuno JPX 900 Tour Nippon Modus 3 105X
    White Satin Mizuno MP T7 51-08 Modus 3 105X
    Blue Ion Mizuno MP T7 55-09 Modus 3 105X Soft Stepped
    Blue Ion Mizuno MP T7 59-09 Modus 3 105X Soft Stepped
    Scotty Cameron Studio Select Fastback 1
  • driveandputtmachinedriveandputtmachine 4 wedges or 2 iron? That is the question! Members Posts: 1,168 ✭✭

    I do not have an iron brand that I won't play. I have a brand of all clubs that I only try if I find nothing else first and all things mostly equal would never play their clubs. Titleist, and it is not because of the company itself, but because of one of their "house" names that makes clubs for them. I will not go into reasons, and just say because I won't. I haven't played a Titleist club since 2001. Yes I tried them, and the closest was a set of AP2's back in 2008ish. They were close to the Bridgestone J36's and I went with Bridgestone over them.

    Driver - Ping 400 MAX on Tour 65 
    Fairway - Cobra F9 on UST Axivcore Black
    Others - Srixon 785 5 Wood on UST Axivcore Black or TM UDI 2 iron on Nippon 130 or Ping G400 17* 
    Irons - (4-A) Taylormade 790's on KBS Tour
    Wedges - Cleveland Rotex 3.0 55*, Rotex 4.0 60* on KBS tour
    Putter - Mannkrafted MA/66 or Taylormade Spider
    Ball - TM TP5x or Srixon Z Star XV
  • starrman77starrman77 Starrman Members Posts: 410 ✭✭
    edited May 13, 2019 1:52pm #79

    @Harry Putter said:
    I can't play any PING with the notch/cut out on the hosel. I know it serves a purpose, I just can't stand looking at it.

    You can't see the notch when addressing the ball.

    Ping G SFT 10* 44.5"
    Ping i3OS Irons 3 thru UW
    Cobra Speed LD 15* 3 Wood
    Ping G #4 crossover
    Titleist Vokey 56* SW
    Ping Cadence Tomcat C putter 34-3/4"
    B330RX Ball
  • ssfrannyssfranny Lefty Boomers Posts: 2,605 ✭✭

    @JAMH03 said:
    No need to be apologetic here just give us the straight truth even if it doesn't make sense.

    Which irons do you refuse to play and why?

    Just rename to “why you wont play PXG irons” haha

  • ssfrannyssfranny Lefty Boomers Posts: 2,605 ✭✭

    @ChipNRun said:
    PXG... Decent clubs, but way overpriced.

    Not really through Heroes and 0211 not much diff in price than cast Pings

  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members Posts: 924 ✭✭

    Won’t play blades because I like my shots to go in the air and somewhat straight

    Titleist 915 D2
    Ping G 3 W
    Ping G 5W
    Ping G25 Hybrid
    Mizuno JPX 900 hot metal 5-GW
    Vokey 52-08 sm4
    Vokey 56-14 sm6
    Odyssey White Hot RX2 ( but it better be careful)
  • Harry PutterHarry Putter Members Posts: 167 ✭✭

    @starrman77 said:

    @Harry Putter said:
    I can't play any PING with the notch/cut out on the hosel. I know it serves a purpose, I just can't stand looking at it.

    You can't see the notch when addressing the ball.

    Right. Does a prominent feature of the iron no longer exist when the club is at address?

    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway XR16 Pro Driver[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra F8 5 Wood[/font]

    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra King F7 3 Hybrid[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Cobra Fly-Z+ 4-PW[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway MD3 50, 56, 60[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]PING Sigma G Kushin and/or Cleveland HB #8[/font]
  • tgoodspe1991tgoodspe1991 New EnglandMembers Posts: 729 ✭✭

    PXG -- I would love to try them, but spending $3,400 on a set of irons only to lose 50% of their value when I inevitably put them on the BST would just be painful lol

    “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same
    time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented."
    - Arnold Palmer
  • DoyouevenbladeDoyouevenblade Members Posts: 167 ✭✭

    @mowakebum said:
    Ping Irons... it’s the notch in the in head. Yes I know I can’t see it at address. But I can see it in the bag and it drives me crazy.

    This. I dont know why, it bugs me.

    Ive never got one with the looks of Callaway stuff and in the 90/00 years a lot of taylormade products sat closed to me, so that always pushed me off that brand. The m5 does look real nice behind the ball though.

  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers Posts: 15,421 ✭✭

    My pet peeves are wide soles, blunt leading edges, lots of bounce, raised toes and offset.

    • Titleist TS2 9.5, Fujikura Fuel Tour Spec 60 "S"
    • Titleist 917D2 15*, Blueboard 83 x5ct,"S"
    • Titleist 716T-MB 17* 2 iron, C-Taper Tour
    • Titleist 716CB 3i-PW, C-Taper Tour
    • SM6 F-52*, C-Taper Tour
    • SM6 M-58*, DG-S200
    • SC California Monterey
    • ProV1
  • ratdg1ratdg1 Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 276 ✭✭
    edited May 13, 2019 6:30pm #87

    The oversized, hollow pseudo-blade irons that seem to be in vogue at the moment. G700s, i500s, Taylormade P790s, Titleist T-MBs. Purely for aesthetic reasons.

    Ping G 9* (Stock shaft)
    Titleist 910F, 910H
    Ping i210 4-U
    Wedges TBD
    Bettinardi BB0 copper with carbon fiber insert
  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members Posts: 18,342 ✭✭
    edited May 13, 2019 10:05pm #88

    @NRJyzr said:
    Titleist fits the #1 slot for me. They're the ultimate smoke and mirrors company as far as I'm concerned. Pretentious is another good word. Almost a cult.

    Agree. I'm an GI fan and AP1 has two gap wedges (a non starter for me).

    @Carl Spackler3 said:
    Won’t play blades because I like my shots to go in the air and somewhat straight

    I'm with you on this one, even though started with blades and played them many years. No thanks.

    Post edited by Nessism on
    Ping G400 driver w/Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 5 wood w/Aldila Black 70S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 Hybrid w/Aldila Kuro Kage 80S
    Ping G410 irons w/Recoil 95S (i200 backups)
    Ping Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110S
    Ping Anser/Arna putter - the "real deal!"
  • maamoldmaamold Matt Aamold Members Posts: 178 ✭✭
    edited May 13, 2019 9:26pm #89

    @nsxguy said:

    Dude, are you kidding ?
    We've got guys who won't play the Epic Flash Driver because of the green and yellow,,,,,,, ON THE BOTTOM of the driver.

    I just look at the colors as Augusta National colors...all better now! And yes I play the Epic Flash SZ.

  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members Posts: 2,017 ✭✭

    I thought I’d never play mizuno... got fit and the club I got along with best was the hot metal pro... good times!

    Current Bag (Rebuilding as of 5/6/19)
    Driver: Adams Fast 12 LS with Matrix Black Tie (to be replaced)
    3W: Adams Fast 12 with Excalibur (to be replaced)
    Hybrid: Bridgestone j40 with Excalibur (to be replaced)
    4-9: Taylor Made Oversize (to be replaced)
    PW: Mizuon HMP with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    50 degree Vokey with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    56 and 60 degree Cleveland Wedges (to be replaced)
    Odyssey Tank #7 (only club I'm keeping this season)

  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,347 ✭✭

    I refuse to play left handed irons. Everything else is game. I'm ho-ing my way through the possibilities.

    Cobra Max 10.5*
    Cobra Baffler T Rail 19*
    Cobra Baffler 5h
    Maltby Tricept F1 6-GW
    Callaway Sure Out 56*
    Odyssey V-Line
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